Samsung using 2nd Generation 14-Nanometer Technology to become Sole Manufacturer of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Chips

Samsung using 2nd Generation 14-Nanometer Technology to become Sole Manufacturer of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Chips

Another big example of great advancement in the field of science and technology is coming up with Samsung. The South Korean Giant released on Wednesday that it will become the sole manufacturer of its new flagship mobile chip, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chips. The report states that Samsung has begun mass production of logic chips that deliver ‘the highest level of performance and power efficiency’.

The world’s second-largest semiconductor maker said that it has begun mass production of logic chips using its second generation 14-nanometer Low-Power Plus (LPP) FinFET process. According to some analysts, the deal of worth over $1 billion comes as Samsung, a major Apple Inc supplier, is heading into another profit drop this year due to slowing demand for consumer electronics and components. Warren Lau, Maybank Kim Eng analyst, said Samsung could gain revenue of more than $1 billion from the Snapdragon 820 orders at its Taiwanese rival’s expense.

Qualcomm Inc. said that Samsung was the sole manufacturer for the new Snapdragon 820 mobile processors. Though Qualcomm’s order alone will not rejuvenate Samsung’s earnings, the deal suggest that gaining momentum in the Korean firm’s efforts to grow its foundry business to diversify its revenue stream. As per the statement from the company, chips made in the new process have performance speed boosted 15% and consume 15% less power, compared with being made in a Low-Power Early (LPE) process that the firm first applied to its Exynos 7 Octa last year.

Charlie Bae, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Samsung's system LSI Business, its processor and contract-making division, said “Samsung will continue to offer derivative processes of its advanced 14-nanometer FinFET technology to maintain our technology leadership”. N the other hand, Samsung’s big rival TSMC is touting a 16-nanometer process. It has been said that Samsung and TSMC has been fighting hard to clinch clients such as Apple, Nvidia and Qualcomm.

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